August 2021 - Nanette Wallace

Nanette finds much joy in the spontaneous nature of monotypes and generally creates them with one pass through the press. Her monotypes are created by inking up a plexiglass plate in a solid color, she then removes the whites/lights using q-tips, a brayer, and her finger covered in a cotton cloth. After Nanette diligently carves an image out of the darks, she often obscures it by rolling a fine layer of ink back over top to see what might develop or what might be gained and lost in this back-and-forth process. The image is then transferred onto a sheet of paper by pressing the two together using a printing press. Monotype printing produces just one unique singular print.